“What a lovely experience! You gave Glenn a wonderful present. I would not in the least be surprised to learn that he was there. I’ll bet he loved the performance as well. I strongly suspect you’ll all be doing it again, in the not too distant future. It deserves a repeat, actually many repeats!” – Lorne Tulk, Glenn Gould friend & CBC technician
“Thank you for inviting me to your outstanding celebration of Glenn Gould’s music and life. I know he was there, not only in his music which all of you played so eloquently but also in spirit.” – Marianna Schroeder, Nurse from The Idea of North
Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration took place in Mississauga on September 24, 2017. Combining a mix of live performance and archival audio and video footage courtesy of the Glenn Gould Estate, the Canada 150 event celebrated not only the birthday of Canada, but also the would-be 85th birthday of Glenn Gould and the 20th anniversary of The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga. Featured performers included Peggy Hills (violin), Corey Gemmell (violin), Nicholas Papakadis (viola), Mary Katherine Finch (cello), Jennifer Tung (voice), Penny Johnson (piano) and a special performance by Steinway Spirio.
Support for Glenn Gould 905 came from the City of Mississauga, the Glenn Gould Estate, Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, The Hazel McCallion Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga and The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.
Pictured left to right are Glenn Gould 905 dignitaries, Ruth Abernethy (sculptor of the Glenn Gould statue at the CBC), Marianna Schroeder (Nurse from The Idea of North) and Lorne Tulk (Glenn Gould friend and CBC technician) with Penny Johnson. (Photo by Gary Johnson)